Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jacksonville Seminar - March 11, 2006

The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, in Jacksonville, Florida, presents a Spring Seminar, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, with Brent Holcomb, Certified American Lineage Specialist and Genealogy Lecturer, from South Carolina. His topics: land records, probate records, vital records and substitutes for them, as well as Carolina history. Lessons learned in South Carolina prove invaluable elsewhere, so this is of interest to all genealogists.

Location of seminar: Park Lane Baptist Church, 1480 Lake Shore Blvd., on Jacksonville's West side. Registration: SGES Members, $45; Non-Members, $49, lunch included if received by March 7. All registrations must be received by March 10.

For further information about SGES or the seminar: 904-778-1000, or Jon Ferguson, President; Ed Murfin, Public Relations

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ancient Maps of Florida

Ancient Maps of Florida

1545 - 1878

This is a wonderful collection of old maps that used to be on the Forest Protection Bureau website. The only way to access them now is through the Internet Archives Way Back Machine.

Location of Spanish missions & Forts

Location of Spanish missions

Unfortunately the missions and forts are not named on the map, but at least you know where to begin looking...

Heritage Village Archives Guide

Heritage Village Archives Guide

"Originally created as part of the Pinellas County Historical Museum in 1961, the Archives and Library at Heritage Village has evolved into Pinellas County's principal resource center for the collection, conservation, and study of the history of Pinellas County."

They have yearbooks in the Archives. Check the guide for more information.